A gift or a curse

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Who, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Who

    Who New Member

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    Texas
    Last year I was given a boat and trailer, thats right free for the taking. Not a very nice one but it looks like it will do what I want it to do.
    17' tri hull, with a 115 hp merc. I was told that the moter was sound when it was put in storage. That was 4 years ago.
    The boat its self needs some things but is sound and so is the trailer.
    I have not been able to do anything but keep it covered but I want to start fixing it up.
    The gas line and tank were missing so I dont know if the moter was ran dry or not.
    Where would you start?
    I was told to try and start the motor but Im not sure if I want to do that with out having it checked/looked at.
    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  2. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Warsaw, Mo.
    Find a good mechanic and have him check the motor out for you first. Chances are the carbs may need gone thru if it has been sitting for a long time. I would have him replace all the hoses if they look old as they may be weather cracked. Change the lower unit oil and water pump propeller while its there. Put some see foam in the first tank you run thru it. Hope it makes a good rig for you.....